Perception co-creator/showrunner Ken Biller has signed an overall deal with Fox21 Television Studios. Under the pact, he is returning to TNT as the new showrunner on Fox21 TV Studios’ TNT drama Legends executive produced by Howard Gordon. He’ll also develop new projects.
Biller is taking the reins of Legends as part of a creative revamp or “reimagining,” as he put it, of the action series starring Sean Bean heading into its second season. The series, developed by Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback based on the book by Robert Littell, was ran by David Wilcox in Season 1.
“Ken is the whole package; a super strong writer and one of the best showrunners in TV,” Fox 21 TV Studios president Bert Salke said. “Legends is a huge priority to this company and he is going to be enormously helpful to us as we reshape that series. But our overall with him is also about his development which we value enormously.”
CAA-repped Biller has written, produced, and/or directed over 300 hours of television. He served as executive producer and head writer for cult action-fantasy syndicated series Legend Of The Seeker, which he developed for television, as well as for NBC’s E-Ring, ABC’s Six Degrees and UPN’s Star Trek: Voyage. He also worked as co-exec producer on North Shore, Smallville and Dark Angel.